Preview of my Kid Bathroom: Work in Progress

vanity and walls kid bathroom

vanity and walls kid bathroom

We upgraded all the fixtures and finishes in our second bathroom. I want to design a bathroom that feels calm, is gender neutral and one where my upcoming son can grow with. In fact, I am jealous of some of the details.

bathtub tiles

I am really happy about my choice of materials. The unifying element are subtle horizontal lines. The color scheme is blue, white and gray. The starting point was these rectangular (4×16 inches) white textured tiles. They look great and were affordable. I added two blue glass tile borders in a shower/tub area and continue the pattern on the vanity wall.  I only need 8 sheets to do the entire bathroom. Therefore, the glass tiles was not a too expensive splurge.

I found the vanity at Home Depot. It is a little high for a kid but finding a ready-made vanity that could fit my plumbing holes and that comes without a top and sink can be a challenge. Anyway, I prefer that the bathroom is not only designed for kids. I already made sure that the toilet and the bathtub will be suitable for the needs of a toddler.

tiles and vanity top details

I selected a laminated vanity top to keep cost down. I selected Brushed Aluminum by Arborite (that is apparently discontinued). It has similar horizontal lines than the tiles on the wall and on the floor (not shown).

The walls and the ceiling are painted P5004-24 (Baby Hugs) while the small accent wall is P5005-41 (Pinstripe) by Para Paints, which nicely donated the paints to decorate the rooms of my home. I selected the ULTRA Kitchen & Bath paint for the bathroom.

I can wait to see it when it will be all done. It will not happen before February since I now concentrate my efforts on the finishing touches around the rest of the home.

+ 48 In. Cognac Casual Vanity by American Classics $499 CAD at Home Depot
+ Loft Over the Counter Sink by American Standard

  • Lightopia
    January 21, 2011 at 15:31

    Love it. Can’t wait to see the progress photos as you finish the bathroom.

  • Angela@spinachtiger
    January 23, 2011 at 19:59

    Glad to see all the progress. Bath time will become very important. He will love to have lots of toys for the tub and these colors will go great.

  • Rachel
    January 25, 2011 at 03:47

    The choice of color is excellent! I’m sure your kid will love every detail of it.I’m excited about the finish bathroom pictures!

  • Suzanne Vachon
    January 31, 2011 at 14:29

    Hi Kim,

    Your Bathroom will look terrific, I love the small blue glasstiles, you are right this element creates the entire look of the bathroom.

    I wish you a thousand joys and happiness.

    Suzanne Vachon

    • Kim
      January 31, 2011 at 19:42

      Thank you, Suzanne.